Scrap iron actually includes both pure iron and steel. That’s because steel is made of iron. It means that everything from nails and screws; to pots and pans; to car parts and electronics; to pipes and plumbing; all contain iron and/or steel. It’s pretty much anywhere in your household!
This is one of the most frequent questions in the scrap metal industry, particularly for those who are serious collectors. And understanding the differences can have a considerable bearing on the buying and selling of scrap material. In simple terms, ferrous metals DO contain iron, and non-ferrous metals DO NOT. But it’s not easy to discern when simply inspecting a piece of metal. Continue reading
Most scrap metals are easy, practical, and profitable to recycle. And whether the scrap is collected domestically, or by scrap metal businesses, most of the scrap finds its way to a processing facility. The thing is, metal holds its value far better than the other recycled materials, like paper or glass. More than that, most metals can be recycled over and over again, without losing their integrity. It’s therefore crucial that discarded metal be recycled wherever and whenever possible. It makes excellent economic sense, while having a positive effect on the environment. Effective recycling also diverts unnecessary waste from landfill sites, and forestalls the need to mine virgin ores. Continue reading
Probably the biggest mistake when customers are choosing a scrap metal dealer is to focus only on the best price. And while this is certainly an important factor when it comes to making a living, there are other factors that should be given equal consideration. After all, choosing a scrap metal dealer is all about a business relationship, and hopefully a relationship that will grow in future. Continue reading
Global warming and environmental issues no longer seem like distant problems. They are now real, and undeniably affecting the world we live in today. Nowadays, recycling is recognized as one of the key ways to salvage our beloved planet before it is too late. The good news is that because of the ever-innovating technology becoming available, the notion of sorting, reprocessing, and reusing our waste is becoming more convenient and profitable than it ever has before. Nonetheless, recycling, especially metal recycling, used to be unheard of, let alone practiced due to the lack of electricity, technology, and proper techniques. It is worth investigating the history of metal recycling to measure how far our recycling techniques have progressed. Continue reading
Now that the spring season has started, we’ve likely done some spring cleaning around the home, and even at work. You may have donated old clothing, canned foods, or small things around the home you have no need for anymore. But have you ever thought of getting rid of other items, such as metals, wires or even electronics for money? At Tal Metal, we are committed to “going green”, and provide our recyclers with competitive rates for their recycled metals. It’s part of our job to help the environment, by making it even more convenient for people to recycle and take part in sustainability endeavors. Here are our top three tips to make sure you don’t make any common mistakes when recycling scrap metal. Continue reading
Scrap metal recycling is an enterprise for both scrap collectors and scrap dealers. The materials are valuable, and in demand, but it’s important to determine if collecting is going to be occasional or if it’s going to be a serious business endeavor. In general, scrap metal collecting and recycling focuses on the more common metals – copper, aluminum, steel, brass, and iron. And for the most part, the local scrap yard will be prepared to give immediate cash for scrap that is high quality. Continue reading
The greatest potential for financial payoff in scrap collection is scrap metal that is in high demand. For those collecting scrap metal as a business (or part-time business) high demand scrap will deliver the best prices. Copper, aluminum, and iron are the most common scrap metals, and are usually in demand by dealers. But it’s very important for the collector to keep a close eye on metal pricing, and to always be on top of the trends. For scrap metal in Mississauga, local yards like Tal Metal Recycling will pay the best price for scrap metal that is cleaned, separated and sorted. Continue reading
Supplying scrap metal to the right metal recycling company, means so much more than simply making an easy profit off of unwanted metal scraps.
Where you send your scrap metal, can make all the difference, not just for yourself and other parties involved, but for people all over, on a global scale! Continue reading
There is a new currency running through the asphalt jungles and it’s the oldest type of currency on Earth – metal!
Alternative ways of making money, such as scrap metal, are constantly springing forth due to modern economical circumstances, as well as employment boundaries and personal situations, pushing man in his evolutionary path, in adopting more ways of acquiring money and residual income. Continue reading